Irish skipper Sean McCarter is savouring leading Derry~Londonderry~Doire this year after following ocean races since the age of 10. Originally from Derry-Londonderry, McCarter says being named skipper of his home entry is one of the greatest honours he has ever received.
The Northern Ireland city of Derry is the first UK City of Culture in 2013. It is the city’s 400th anniversary, and it is participating in the Clipper Race for the second time as part of its four-year global legacy project. Derry-Londonderry will welcome the Clipper Race fleet to its shores at the end of June 2014 when the boats arrive from New York. Crew member, 26 year-old Kristi Wilson from Jersey City, USA, had never sailed until she saw the boats at Liberty Landing in New York when out running. Now, she is sailing round the world. This goes for a lot of the crew sailing in this race, some of whom will race all 16 legs to the finish back in the UK sometime in July 2014, while others will compete in just one leg.
|Crew||J Ford, T Nice, N Blewer, C Crapper, R Dawson, J Middleton. C O'Bryne, M Porter, A Richardson, K Wilson, N Bingham, C Cunningham, W White, A Mclellan, A Taylor, O Bagley, C Archibald,S Redhouse|